Hub LA Civic Innovation Showcase 2013

Celebrating seven LA-area start-ups and the launch of the City of Los Angeles’ new MyLA311 mobile application

WHAT: Civic Innovation Showcase & City of LA’s NEW MyLA311 App Launch Party
WHEN: April 3, 2013, 7pm-10pm
WHERE: Hub LA, 830 Traction Avenue, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Parking lot fee $5-$7: free street parking available on Traction Ave.
RSVP: $20 online/$25 at the door; ticket price include early access, free consulting, and free beta apps from participating showcase start-ups. Tickets available HERE

We are proud to announce a partnership with the LA Mayor’s Council on Innovation and Industry to showcase early free access to apps that connect LA’s citizens to city information and enhance our civic lives through web platforms, and other mobile devices.

The showcase will feature groundbreaking technology from InVenture, ThrdPlace, iSocialite, AppMyForm, Recargo, City Innovation Group, and RideAmigos Corp. From web to widgets to mobile apps, these start-ups service entire municipal populations to increase civic engagement and improve the lives of citizens. The ticketed event will provide all attendees early access, free consulting, and free use of these new tech-for-change products.

This event is being hosted in conjunction with Mayor Villaraigosa’s press conference at Hub LA on Monday April 1 in which the City of Los Angeles’ new “MyLA311” app will be officially unveiled. This new City mobile application allows Angelenos to submit 311 service requests, locate city resources, and pay city bills through their smartphones. By taking advantage of a smartphone’s GPS and camera, the app promises to make reporting complaints and finding city services simpler and more accessible.

This event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased online HERE.
Online tickets are $20 through April 2nd, and $25 at the door. Ticket price to this event includes live demonstrations, early beta access to all available apps, and one-on-one consultations on how they can impact business and non-profits.

Event sponsors include Zipcar, Enplug, TechZulu, and the LA Chamber of Commerce Emerging Technology Center. Food and drink sponsored by Locali and Veev.

Hub Los Angeles
830 Traction Avenue, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Parking lot fee $5-$7: free street parking available on Traction Ave.


Product: InSight (app)
“InVenture is a social enterprise utilizing mobile technology for financial inclusion. We have built a set of mobile tools to help individuals build a formal financial identity. InVenture provides individuals in the “offline world” with money management tools and credit scores that serve as digital records of their financial lives. Our goal is to create a more fair and transparent financial ecosystem where all individuals have complete financial access and choice.”
*All attendees will receive one free month of access to InVenture products and analytics services. This will include online access to InVision dashboard, real-time reports with financial and impact data collected through InSight, analytics support from the InVenture technology team and an impact survey of your clients based on the Grameen PPI and using IRIS metrics. InVenture will also provide all attendees with access to InSight (SMS

Product: ThrdPlace (social platform)
Helping brands be civic leaders. “Annually, brands spend $450 Billion in community outreach; yet, 70% of consumers are confused as to how brands impact their communities, and brands’ community investments are often ineffective. On thrdPlace, brands 1) start or discover community projects; 2) invite consumers to collaborate, crowdsource and promote shared causes; and 3) learn more about their consumers and the communities they care about.”
*All organizations and enterprises in attendance will receive a 6-months FREE trial w/ 5 licenses.

Product: iSocialite (app)
iSocialite is a mobile app platform that helps cities make public spaces more accessible to citizens. “Angelenos want to know what’s happening in their city and connect with friends or meet new people. iSocialite is a mobile platform that makes it easy for city staff to create smartphone apps for public amenities. For example, seamlessly create an application featuring all special events at parks across the city. The app makes it easy for citizens to access public spaces. Users can view all events at their convenience, add them to their phone’s calendar, get door-to-door directions and invite friends via major social media channels all within a few clicks.”
*Companies in attendance will receive a free consultation and discounted access to iSocialite.

RGB Mobile
Product: AppMyForm (app)
“AppMyForm replaces paper forms with mobile apps which enables customers, field staff and their employers to drastically re-engineer and optimize business processes, reduce paper and time spent entering data off paper forms. It will eliminate time delays and allow for more seamless coordination of data in important industries like healthcare, law enforcement, and civic affairs.”
*For the first 15 organizations to sign-up at the event, RGBmobile will provide a courtesy consultation on how best to turn their forms into mobile apps using AppMyForm. Additionally, these recipients will receive early access to the beta release of AppMyForm.

City Innovation Group
Product: BusBeautiful (app)
“BusBeautiful is a next-generation mobile application that beautifies the experience of waiting for a bus. Using augmented reality, real-time bus information and existing printed system maps, we help bus-riders access information on-the-go and provide municipalities with a cost-competitive app that is seamless and delightful for transit riders.”
*All attendees will receive early access to the beta release last quarter of 2013.

Product: Recargo; (app and platform)
“Recargo is empowering consumers to make the shift to renewable energy in their personal transportation choices through two services: one,, is a website with news and reviews to help guide consumers through the buying process for a plug-in electric car and how to integrate a PEV into their life; and the other, Recargo, is a smartphone app that shows PEV drivers where they can find public charging stations throughout the country.”

RideAmigos Corp
Product: RideAmigos (apps and platform)
“RideAmigos Corp is a national leader of web-based, multi-modal transportation solutions, providing regional commuter networks, multi-modal travel dashboards, certified transportation commute surveys, trip trackers, reward systems, and GIS reporting tools. RideAmigos’ multi-modal dashboard, complete with advanced ridematching (carpool/vanpool) capabilities, as well as built-in public transit, walking, and bicycle commuter information/options, has a friendly, fun, and contemporary user interface. The system is carefully engineered to match and promote only relevant vehicle trips between drivers and passengers; automatically generates detailed reports; provides transit trip plans; enables users, employers and agencies to track usage, emission benefits and cost savings; and provides for the administration of surveys and incentive programs, including customized employer or regional programs.”
* First 50 RSVPs receive a free transportation demand management consultation OR event widget to facilitate ridesharing for attendees.

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